• New Research Study Describes DNDi As “Commons” For Public Health

    Since 2003, Drugs for Neglected Diseases Initiative (DNDi) has worked to meet the public health needs of neglected populations by filling gaps in drug development left by the for-profit pharmaceutical industry. A new research study by the French Development Agency analysed DNDi’s unique product development partnership (PDP) model, and found that it “illustrate[s] what can be presented as a ‘commons’ within the area of public health.”

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  • Conference & CLE Calendar

    February 26, 2019 – “New EU Guidelines for Patenting AI and Machine Learning Technologies: Comparison With U.S. Approach — Navigating EPO and USPTO Rules to Maximize Patent Protection” (Strafford) – 1:00 to 2:30 pm (EST) February 27, 2019 – “Conductin…

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    $$ The steel cylinder is secured to the cylindrical transducer by a silver-loaded conductive epoxy resin 16. / 鋼製シリンダは、銀含有の導電性エポキシ樹脂16によって円筒状トランスデューサに固定されている。(USP7608440): steel

    $$ Whilst the seal could be an adhesive seal, preferably the seal is formed by heat and pressure application to a plastic housing. / このシールを接着剤によるシールとすることもできるが、プラスチック製ハウジングに熱及び圧力を加えてシールを形成することが好ましい。(USP5914019): plastic

    $$ The microwaves thus generated are then directed through a plastic window into the chamber 107. / このようにして発生させたマイクロ波をプラスチック製の窓を通してチャンバ内へ送る。(USP6028315): plastic

    $$ Each turf tray is provided with a pliable plastics edging which is supposed retain the integrity of the playing surface. / それぞれの芝トレイには、競技面の一体性を保持すると考えられるプラスチック製の柔軟な縁材が設けられている。(USP7090586): plastic

    $$ The technique is particularly good at distinguishing metallic from non-metallic objects as metal is highly reflective at millimetre wavelengths whereas other materials tend to have much lower reflectivities. / ミリメートル波長で金属は高度に反射性であるのに対して他の材料は反射性が遙かに低いので、この技術は金属製の物体を非金属製の物体から区別するのに特に良好である。(USP6453224): metallic

    $$ A refillable reservoir according to claim 6, wherein the strip is a metal ribbon. / 前記ストリップは、金属製のリボンである、請求項6に記載の再充填可能なリザーバ。(USP6270276): metal

    $$ The microwave cavity is principally constructed of metal and is further provided with a plastic window, which is transparent to microwaves. / このマイクロ波空胴は主に金属製であり、さらにマイクロ波を透過するプラスチック製の窓を備えている。(USP6028315): metal/plastic

    $$ If a metallic conductor is used, coating of this by the polymer composite will be particularly advantageous in preventing corrosion from electrolyte wicking through the electrode material. / 金属製導電体を使用する場合、これをポリマー複合材で被覆すると、電極材料内部の隙間を通ってくる電解質による腐食を防止でき、特に有利である。(USP5914019): metallic

    $$ As shown in FIG. 4, each lamp 36 comprises a pair of identical electrodes 46 sealed inside a quartz envelope or tube 48. / 図4において示されているように、各ランプ36は、石英製の外囲すなわちチューブ48の内部に封入された1対の同一型の電極46を含んでいる。(USP5434880): quartz


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  • NYT Article on African-American Inventors

    February is Black History Month in the U.S. and Canada.  Today’s New York Times includes a fascinating article by Claudia E. Cabrero and Julia Jacobs, titled “Seven Black Inventors Whose Patents Helped Shaped American Life.”  The seven profiled are Garrett Morgan, Marie Van Brittan Brown, Lonnie Johnson, Mary Beatrice Kenner, Charles Drew, Patricia Bath, and Dennis Weatherby.  Highly recommended!
    The article also references a book by Rayvon Fouché titled Black Inventors in the Age of Segregation, which discusses the lives and contributions of three other notable African-American inventors of the late nineteenth and earlier twentieth centuries:  Granville Woods, Lewis Latimer, and Shelby Davidson.  I’ll put this on my reading list.  There is also an interesting website, titled “The Black Inventor Online Museum,” which discusses these three and many others.
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  • Return Mail Reaction: Patent Bar Sampling Narrowly Favors Finding for Petitioner

    On February 19, the U.S. Supreme Court heard oral arguments in Return Mail Inc. v. United States Postal Service—one of two IP cases the Court heard that week. The courtroom for the Return Mail hearing was particularly full of press because it was Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg’s first hearing following a recent hiatus to have nodules on her lungs removed. The case asks whether the federal government constitutes a “person” for the purposes of instituting post grant review proceedings at the Patent…

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